If you’re out for a good time, love to have the odd drink or two and listen to some live music 6th Street (as well as the more mature 4th Street area) is the place to be. Every night you’ll be able to listen to your favourite music. No matter whether it is country, rock, hip hop, Latin, jazz or reggae that your heart desires: You WILL find a place that plays it.
There are so many live music bars around, it’s impossible to even try and attempt to name’em all. Just stroll around and let your ears guide you. Alternatively: Get a copy of the “Austin Chronicle” for a complete guide to what’s on.
My personal favourite is Joe’s Generic Bar. Joe is a burly, cheerful Italian with a passion for the blues. His place only holds about 100 people max, but is the only place in town where you will be able to listen to the blues at any given night of the week. Entrance is free, but please tip the bands who don’t get any other fee.
What fun this is, parading around the street with your craziest costume and watching others with even crazier ones. Tons of people turned out for Halloween '04, even though the night ended with a downpour. There were so many people, if you love people-watching this is the place to be. The street is closed off to accomodate the people, who circle in a counter-clockwise motion in the middle. The bars and little restaurants are open, because of course you'll be hungry after all that craziness!
Also! If someone tries to give you a rose, don't take it! It's a rip off, and you (if you are a man with a woman) might end up getting charged $9 for it.
Dress Code: The most creative thing you can think of - ALMOST no holds barred ;)
Well I think I've expained most of it under the 'must see'. Go to 6th Street. for the
music.....it's makes the world go 'round!!! If you like rock, my fave is The Red
Eyed Fly & Emo's.
Dress Code: Anything you F**king want!
This place is crazy!! What it consists of is about 5 blocks of 6th St. lined w/ bars and clubs on each side. The police block off the traffic around 10PM Thursday - Saturdays and the street became everyone's playground.
Dress Code: Depends on where you go. You can be comfortable in flip flops and shorts or feel right at home dressed to the nine.
This is a dive bar in the truest sense of the term. They only sell beer in bottles. The door to the women's bathroom is marked with black magic marker. You have to go out the back door to get to the men's bathroom. And there is dust on the wall and ceiling that has probably been there for 15 years.
All of this is in the midst of the 6th Street experience - which is sometimes a combination of trendiness and frat party.
So, at Joe's you get a break from that scene, plues GREAT live blues 7 days a week with no cover.
Dress Code: While there is no dress code, you would be out of place at Joe's in any kind of conservative attire.
Casino is one of the better bars on 6th street. That isn't saying much, because the place itself is only mediocre, but when you are on 6th St., you don't have a whole lot of choice. There is a nice little patio in the back, and pool tables upstairs. The bartenders are complete assholes, and will threaten to throw you out often (which is stupid). Mr. Lifto (of Jim Rose fame) is a bartender there, which really isn't THAT impressive, but it gives you an idea of the crowd.
Dress Code: Casual.
6th Street! That's Austin's bar district located in the heart of downtown. There are a variety of clubs and bars to choose from. On Friday and Saturday nights, the street is blocked off from traffic so you can wander from bar to bar with ease. You'll find a pretty young crowd down there, gererally from 18-23 years old. There are several colleges and Universities in the area including the University of Texas and Southwest Texas State University. They provide most of the regulars on 6th.
6th street - Austin's party street. It's all dotted with bars, clubs, discos, mostly with music. My very favourite is Joe's Generic Bar (315 E. 6th street), which had a live blues band playing when I was there, but there are places to suit any age and taste.
many types of food and drink places, many include live bands everyday of the week, but Friday/Saturday are the best times, after 20:00 till 3 am
Dress Code: depends on your mood, but people usually never dress formally
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Overall, 6th Street was brilliant, but steer clear of Maggie May's where I was literally thrown out by overbearing bouncers who didn't have the decency to even speak to me. I'd done nothing wrong and the management have refused to acknowledge my emails and letter of complaint. An all-round shoddy establishment which is out of place on the otherwise excellent street.
I was deceived by the 6th street. We foresaw to diner in a club listening live music.
We did not find a large choice and the music we heard did not attract us.
The music was mainly present in the dancing club. Few restaurants had an orchestra.
So I disagree with the title. I found more live music in the 4e district of Paris, near les Halles.
The picture was taken at the daylight because the night photographes are too dark.
Had a GREAT time dancing here! Excellent dance floor, continuous music and fun people!
When the dance floor got a bit too crowded, we later moved from here to 'Speakeasy' for some Wednesday night Salsa dancing.
Bob Populars, on 6th street is the place to be on thursdays, 5 dollar cover and 1 dollar drinks all night, any drink.
Poly Esther's a few blocks from 6th street is a place for those that do not want to hang out with the younger crowd it's twenty one and over
Bob Popular's:college night on thursdays,three levels,playing urban,latest hits and retro/seventies
Poly Esther's: retro in basement and seventies on first and second floors. Original mixed drinks
Dress Code: tucked in your shirt,that's it
I have been wanting to go to Austin for awhile and when I went I was not disappointed!
During my trip I spent every night at 6th street and it was great! (Mind you, I am a young woman and I was alone.) A journalist once described 6th street by saying that walking down sixth street is like tuning the radio dial. Every few feet you hear a different kind of music. It was true.
Coming from California, I find the people in Austin super nice. I was lucky to have made some buddies while I was down and that made the trip more enjoyable.
It seems some of the comments people have been writting about sixth street are negative. I went on tuesday, wednesday, and thursday night. Maybe that is a better time.
Dress Code: I was there on tues, wed, thurs night and the dress code was casual- jeans and a t-shirt. I believe on the weekends, some places probably require a stricter dress code.